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Reviewed on Oct 30, 2018 , Simon Barbier, Yannick Khong

LG 24MP59G
MONITOR REVIEW

Usage Ratings - Version 1.0

Test Benches:

  • 1.0: Fall 2017
6.9
Mixed Usage
Score components:
  • 30% Office
  • 30% Multimedia
  • 25% Gaming
  • 10% Media Creation
  • 5% HDR Gaming
Size : 24 "
Resolution : 1920x1080
Refresh Rate : 75 Hz
LCD Type
What it is: Type of LCD technology used by the monitor.
When it matters: Different technologies have different viewing angle properties.
:
IPS
Variable Refresh Rate
What it is: Feature that allows the monitor to synchronize its refresh rate with the input device's output and reduces stuttering and screen tearing.
When it matters: Almost every usage, but is most noticeable in gaming where constant fluctuation in framerate cause distracting artifacts.
:
FreeSync

The LG 24MP59G-P is a decent 1080p IPS gaming monitor with great wide viewing angles and good gaming features, including AMD FreeSync VRR support. It is limited to a 75 Hz refresh rate, which isn't enough of an improvement over 60 Hz to please most gamers. Unfortunately, like most IPS monitors, it doesn't look as good in a dark room, and it has a fixed stand with bad ergonomics that can't be VESA mounted.

Test Results
Design 7.0
Picture Quality 6.5
Motion 8.2
Inputs 8.3
Pros
  • Good gaming features, including FreeSync VRR
  • Image remains accurate when viewed at an angle
Cons
  • Bad ergonomics
  • Mediocre dark room performance

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7.0

Design

Score components: Subjectively assigned
LG 24MP59G Design Picture
Curved : No
Curve radius : N/A
Weight (without stand) : 6.2lbs (2.8 kg)
Weight (with stand) : 7.1lbs (3.2 kg)

The LG 24UM59G-P has a decent design. It has a glossy bezel and modern, V-shaped stand that give it a stylish look. Unfortunately, it can't be VESA mounted, and it has a very basic stand with bad ergonomics so it can be difficult to place it in an ideal viewing position. It has decent build quality, with no obvious issues or concerns.

Stand
LG 24MP59G Stand picture
Width : 15.4" (39.0 cm)
Depth : 7.6" (19.3 cm)

The stand is basic, but supports the monitor well. It has a small overall footprint that allows you to place things directly in front of the monitor.

1.1 Ergonomics
What it is: How much the position of the screen can be adjusted to match the viewing preference of the user.
When it matters: All usages, but especially office and gaming use.
Score components:
  • 46% Height Adjustment
  • 18% Switch portrait/landscape
  • 18% Swivel Range
  • 18% Tilt Range
LG 24MP59G Ergonomics picture
Height Adjustment : N/A
Switch portrait/landscape : No
Swivel Range : N/A
Tilt Range : -15° to 2.5°

The LG 24MP59G-P has a fixed stand that can only tilt. There are no height adjustments and it can't swivel.

Back
LG 24MP59G Back picture
Wall Mount : N/A

Unfortunately, it cannot be VESA mounted, unlike the widescreen variant, the 29UM69G-B.

Borders
LG 24MP59G Borders picture
Borders : 0.5" (1.2 cm)

The borders are thick, so this isn't a good choice for a multi-monitor setup. There is a small gap between the bezel and the first row of pixels, but this isn't too noticeable.

Thickness
LG 24MP59G Thickness picture
Thickness (with stand) : 5.1" (12.9 cm)
Thickness (without stand) : 3.4" (8.7 cm)

The monitor appears fairly thin when viewed edge-on. Note that the stand cannot be fully removed.

6.5 Build Quality
What it is: How well built and sturdy the monitor is, and how good the materials used to build it are.
When it matters: All usages.
Score components: Subjectively assigned
LG 24MP59G Build Quality picture

The build quality of the 24MP59G is decent. It is entirely made of plastic, and some parts of it feel cheap.

The LG 24MP59G-P delivers decent overall picture quality. It has decent peak brightness and great reflection handling, and the image remains accurate when viewed at an angle. It covers the sRGB color space well, but coverage of the wider Adobe RGB color space isn't as good, and is less than ideal for professional photo or video editing. Unfortunately, it lacks more advanced features like HDR and local dimming, and it doesn't look as good in a dark room due to the mediocre contrast ratio and bad black uniformity.

6.4 Contrast
What it is: Brightness difference between white and black. This is the main component of picture quality.
When it matters: Always, but especially when watching dark scenes.
Score components:
LG 24MP59G Checkerboard Picture
Native Contrast
What it is: Ratio of the white brightness divided by the blacks measured on our checkerboard test pattern with a white target of 100 cd/m².
When it matters: Dark scenes in a dark room.
Good value: > 3,000
Noticeable difference: 500
:
1233 : 1
Contrast with local dimming
What it is: Ratio of the white brightness divided by the blacks measured on our checkerboard test pattern with local dimming turned on (maximum) with a white target of 100 cd/m².
When it matters: Dark scenes in a dark room.
Good value: > 3,000
Noticeable difference: 500
:
N/A

The LG 24MP59G-P has a mediocre native contrast ratio, slightly better than the Dell P2417H and the LG 29UM69G. Dark room performance is less than ideal, as blacks look gray in a dark room.

0 Local Dimming
What it is: The lights behind the LCD layer adapt to the picture displayed, improving the contrast ratio.
When it matters: Dark scenes viewed in a dark room.
Score components: Subjectively assigned
Local Dimming
What it is: Whether it has a feature that controls the LEDs behind the LCD layer, to match the picture and darkens the dark portion of it.
When it matters: On LED TVs only. Dark scenes viewed in a dark room.
:
No
Backlight
What it is: Configuration of the lights of the backlight.
When it matters: Effectiveness of the local dimming.
Good value: Full-array/direct lighting is better for local dimming. As for the uniformity of the screen, it depends on the implementation. Some edge-lit monitors have more uniform blacks than some full-array monitors.
:
Edge

There is no local dimming feature on this monitor. The video is for reference only.

7.2 SDR Peak Brightness
What it is: How bright the screen can get. Measured with local dimming and with SDR content.
When it matters: Bright living rooms; bright objects; SDR content.
SDR Real Scene
What it is: The maximum luminosity the TV can obtain while playing a movie or while watching a TV show. Our Real Scene was selected to represent a more regular movie condition. All measurements are made with the TV set to be as bright as possible, but with a 6500k white. Measured with local dimming on, max backlight and with an SDR signal. Scene: here.
When it matters: When watching movies and TV shows in SDR.
:
265 cd/m²
SDR Peak 2% Window
What it is: The maximum luminosity, even if only maintained for a short time, of a white square covering 2% of the screen, with the monitor set to be as bright as possible. Measured with local dimming and over SDR signal.
When it matters: Bright highlights, present on screen for a short time
:
301 cd/m²
SDR Peak 10% Window
What it is: The maximum luminosity, even if only maintained for a short time, of a white square covering 10% of the screen, with the monitor set to be as bright as possible. Measured with local dimming and over SDR signal.
When it matters: Bright objects, present on screen for a short time
:
300 cd/m²
SDR Peak 25% Window
What it is: The maximum luminosity, even if only maintained for a short time, of a white square covering 25% of the screen, with the monitor set to be as bright as possible. Measured with local dimming and over SDR signal.
When it matters: When watching in a bright room.
:
300 cd/m²
SDR Peak 50% Window
What it is: The maximum luminosity, even if only maintained for a short time, of a white square covering 50% of the screen, with the monitor set to be as bright as possible. Measured with local dimming and over SDR signal.
When it matters: When watching in a bright room.
:
300 cd/m²
SDR Peak 100% Window
What it is: The maximum luminosity, even if only maintained for a short time, of a white square covering 100% of the screen, with the monitor set to be as bright as possible. Measured with local dimming and over SDR signal.
When it matters: When watching in a bright room.
:
299 cd/m²
SDR Sustained 2% Window
What it is: The lowest maximum luminosity (usually after it has stabilized) of a white square covering 2% of the screen, with the monitor set to be as bright as possible. Measured with local dimming and over SDR signal.
When it matters: Bright highlights, persistent during a scene.
:
299 cd/m²
SDR Sustained 10% Window
What it is: The lowest maximum luminosity (usually after it has stabilized) of a white square covering 10% of the screen, with the monitor set to be as bright as possible. Measured with local dimming and over SDR signal.
When it matters: Bright objects, persistent during a scene.
:
299 cd/m²
SDR Sustained 25% Window
What it is: The lowest maximum luminosity (usually after it has stabilized) of a white square covering 25% of the screen, with the monitor set to be as bright as possible. Measured with local dimming and over SDR signal.
When it matters: When watching in a bright room.
:
299 cd/m²
SDR Sustained 50% Window
What it is: The lowest maximum luminosity (usually after it has stabilized) of a white square covering 50% of the screen, with the monitor set to be as bright as possible. Measured with local dimming and over SDR signal.
When it matters: When watching in a bright room.
:
299 cd/m²
SDR Sustained 100% Window
What it is: The lowest maximum luminosity (usually after it has stabilized) of a white square covering 100% of the screen, with the monitor set to be as bright as possible. Measured with local dimming and over SDR signal.
When it matters: When watching in a bright room.
:
298 cd/m²
SDR ABL
What it is: The standard deviation of the SDR sustained brightness, after linearizing for noticeable differences in luminosity
When it matters: Content with large bright areas, such as for PC or video game use, and sports such as hockey
:
0.000

Decent peak brightness. Good enough for most rooms and slightly brighter than the HP 22CWA. There is no variation in peak brightness with different content, which is great.

0 HDR Peak Brightness
What it is: How bright the screen can get. Measured with local dimming and with HDR content.
When it matters: HDR content
HDR Real Scene : N/A
HDR Peak 2% Window : N/A
HDR Peak 10% Window : N/A
HDR Peak 25% Window : N/A
HDR Peak 50% Window : N/A
HDR Peak 100% Window : N/A
HDR Sustained 2% Window : N/A
HDR Sustained 10% Window : N/A
HDR Sustained 25% Window : N/A
HDR Sustained 50% Window : N/A
HDR Sustained 100% Window : N/A
HDR ABL : N/A

HDR is not supported on this monitor.

7.3 Horizontal Viewing Angle
What it is: Color accuracy when viewed from the side.
LG 24MP59G Horizontal Color Shift Picture
Color Shift from Left
What it is: Angle where the colors noticeable shift compared to when viewed from directly in front of the monitor. 0 ° means directly facing the monitor. Measurements are up to a maximum of 75 °.
When it matters: When sharing your monitor with people on your left
Good value: > 50°
Noticeable difference: 10°
:
39 °
Color Shift from Right
What it is: Angle where the colors noticeable shift compared to when viewed from directly in front of the monitor. 0 ° means directly facing the monitor. Measurements are up to a maximum of 75 °.
When it matters: When sharing your monitor with people on your right
Good value: > 50°
Noticeable difference: 10°
:
38 °
LG 24MP59G Horizontal Brightness Picture
Brightness from Left
What it is: Angle where the brightness drops to 50% of the brightness directly in front of the monitor. 0 ° means directly facing the monitor. Measurements are up to a maximum of 75 °.
When it matters: When sharing your monitor with people on your left.
Good value: > 50°
Noticeable difference: 10°
:
48 °
Brightness from Right
What it is: Angle where the brightness drops to 50% of the brightness directly in front of the monitor. 0 ° means directly facing the monitor. Measurements are up to a maximum of 75 °.
When it matters: When sharing your monitor with people on your right.
Good value: > 50°
Noticeable difference: 10°
:
47 °
LG 24MP59G Horizontal Black Level Picture
Black Level from Left
What it is: Angle where the black level drops to 50% of the black level directly in front of the monitor. 0 ° means directly facing the monitor. Measurements are up to a maximum of 75 °.
When it matters: When sharing your monitor with people on your right.
Good value: > 50°
Noticeable difference: 10°
:
75 °
Black Level from Right
What it is: Angle where the black level drops to 50% of the black level directly in front of the monitor. 0 ° means directly facing the monitor. Measurements are up to a maximum of 75 °.
When it matters: When sharing your monitor with people on your right.
Good value: > 50°
Noticeable difference: 10°
:
75 °
Curve Radius : N/A

Decent horizontal viewing angle. Like most IPS monitors, the black level remains constant when viewed from the side. Colors remain accurate to a wide angle, but not as wide as the Dell P2217H or P2417H.

8.0 Vertical Viewing Angle
What it is: Color accuracy when viewed from the top or bottom.
LG 24MP59G Vertical Color Shift Picture
Color Shift from Below
What it is: Angle where the colors noticeable shift compared to when viewed from directly in front of the monitor. 0 ° means directly facing the monitor. Measurements are up to a maximum of 75 °.
When it matters: When looking at a monitor from below.
Good value: > 50°
Noticeable difference: 10°
:
27 °
Color Shift from Above
What it is: Angle where the colors noticeable shift compared to when viewed from directly in front of the monitor. 0 ° means directly facing the monitor. Measurements are up to a maximum of 75 °.
When it matters: When looking at a monitor when standing up.
Good value: > 50°
Noticeable difference: 10°
:
27 °
LG 24MP59G Vertical Brightness Picture
Brightness from Below
What it is: Angle where the brightness drops to 50% of the brightness directly in front of the monitor. 0 ° means directly facing the monitor. Measurements are up to a maximum of 75 °.
When it matters: When looking at a monitor from below.
Good value: > 50°
Noticeable difference: 10°
:
33 °
Brightness from Above
What it is: Angle where the brightness drops to 50% of the brightness directly in front of the monitor. 0 ° means directly facing the monitor. Measurements are up to a maximum of 75 °.
When it matters: When looking at a monitor while standing up.
Good value: > 50°
Noticeable difference: 10°
:
34 °
LG 24MP59G Vertical Black Level Picture
Black Level from Below
What it is: Angle where the black level drops to 50% of the black level directly in front of the monitor. 0 ° means directly facing the monitor. Measurements are up to a maximum of 75 °.
When it matters: When looking at a monitor from below.
Good value: > 50°
Noticeable difference: 10°
:
75 °
Black Level from Above
What it is: Angle where the black level drops to 50% of the black level directly in front of the monitor. 0 ° means directly facing the monitor. Measurements are up to a maximum of 75 °.
When it matters: When looking at a monitor while standing up.
Good value: > 50°
Noticeable difference: 10°
:
75 °

Great vertical viewing angles. The black level varies a bit but remains accurate at any angle. The brightness drops as you move off axis, but is slightly better than other similar models, including the Dell P2417H.

8.8 Gray Uniformity
What it is: Evenness of colors onscreen (not just gray).
When it matters: Solid colors. Sports, panning shots.
Score components:
LG 24MP59G 50% Uniformity Picture
50% Std. Dev.
What it is: Average squared difference of pixels when displaying a mid 50% gray.
When it matters: Solid colors. Sports, panning shots.
Good value: < 2.5%
Noticeable difference: 1%
:
2.266 %
50% DSE
What it is: Dirty Screen Effect. High-frequency variance of uniformity. Dark spots on the screen.
When it matters: Solid colors. Sports, panning shots.
Good value: < 0.165%
Noticeable difference: 0.025%
:
0.114 %
LG 24MP59G 5% Uniformity Picture
5% Std. Dev.
What it is: Average squared difference of pixels when displaying a mid 5% gray.
When it matters: Dark scenes.
Good value: < 1.15%
Noticeable difference: 1%
:
0.507 %
5% DSE
What it is: Dirty Screen Effect. High-frequency variance of uniformity. Dark spots on the screen.
When it matters: Dark scenes.
Good value: < 0.116%
:
0.061 %

Excellent gray uniformity. There are a few dark bands throughout, but overall there is not much dirty screen effect, which is great for browsing the web or playing sports games. In near-dark scenes, there is almost no noticeable dirty screen effect.

3.0 Black Uniformity
What it is: Evenness of blacks.
When it matters: Dark scenes viewed in a dark room.
Score components:
LG 24MP59G Native Black Uniformity Picture
Native Std. Dev.
What it is: Average of the squared difference of the blacks.
When it matters: Dark scenes viewed in a dark room.
Good value: <2%
Noticeable difference: 1%, but keep in mind that it varies a lot by unit, even of the same model; yours likely will not end up exactly like ours.
:
3.978 %
Std. Dev. w/ L.D.
What it is: Average of the squared difference of the blacks with Local Dimming enabled
When it matters: Dark scenes viewed in a dark room.
Good value: <2%
Noticeable difference: 1%, but keep in mind that it varies a lot by unit, even of the same model; yours likely will not end up exactly like ours.
:
N/A

The monitor has bad black uniformity. There is noticeable clouding throughout the screen, and there is bad flashlighting from the edges of the screen that can be distracting when using the monitor in a dark room.

5.5 Pre Calibration
What it is: Monitor's color accuracy before a full calibration. The measurements are taken with out of the box 'factory setting'.
When it matters: All video on an uncalibrated TV. This represents most people's use cases.
Score components:
LG 24MP59G Pre Calibration Picture LG 24MP59G Pre Gamma Curve Picture LG 24MP59G Pre Color Picture
Picture Mode
What it is: The picture mode that was used to do the pre-calibration reading. We usually go for the picture mode that gives us the more control over all the picture quality setting.
:
Custom
Luminance
What it is: The luminance at which the pre-calibration reading was done. This represents the luminance of the monitor when it is at the factory default settings.
:
304 cd/m²
Luminance Settings
What it is: The luminance settings, often named 'Brightness' on monitors, usually range from 0 to 100.
:
100
Contrast Setting
What it is: The monitor contrast setting, usually ranging from 0 to 100.
:
70
RGB controls
What it is: This is the value for each color (red, green, and blue) used in the monitor internal RGB cuts/gains controls. If the monitor does not have an internal RGB cuts/gains controls, then the color temperature setting will be used instead, and the color temperature that gives us the best result will be used.
:
50-50-50
Color Temperature
What it is: The color temperature is a measure of the color of light. A colder color temperature (7000K) will look bluer and a warmer color temperature (4000K) will look yellower/redder. 6500K is the standard color for PC monitors and also for the sRGB color standard.
When it matters: When you care about color reproduction and accuracy.
Good value: 6500K
Noticeable difference: 400K
:
6296 K
White Balance dE
What it is: Average inaccuracy of shades of gray.
When it matters: Overall color temperature of all video.
Good value: < 3
Noticeable difference: 1
:
5.50
Color dE
What it is: Average inaccuracy of colors.
When it matters: All colors.
Good value: < 3
Noticeable difference: 1
:
3.68
Gamma
What it is: Brightness of shades of gray.
When it matters: Shadows.
Good value: Between 2.1 and 2.3 (our target is 2.2)
Noticeable difference: 0.1
:
2.13

Out of the box, the accuracy of the 24MP59G is disappointing. The white balance is significantly off, and even non-enthusiasts are likely to notice it. There is also significant color error, beyond the point where we expect people to start noticing it. Gamma does not follow the target curve and is nearly flat, so some scenes are too dim while others are too bright.

9.4 Post Calibration
What it is: Monitor's color accuracy after a full calibration with a spectrophotometer.
When it matters: All graphics and video content on a monitor that has been professionally calibrated.
Score components:
LG 24MP59G Post Calibration Picture LG 24MP59G Post Gamma Curve Picture LG 24MP59G Post Color Picture
Picture Mode
What it is: The picture mode that was used to do the calibration reading. We usually go for the picture mode that gives us the more control over all the picture quality setting.
:
Custom
Luminance
What it is: The luminance at which the calibration was executed. We aim for a luminance level of 100 cd/m².
:
100 cd/m²
Luminance Settings
What it is: The luminance settings, often named 'Brightness' on monitors, usually range from 0 to 100.
:
19
Contrast Setting
What it is: The monitor contrast setting, usually ranging from 0 to 100.
:
71
RGB controls
What it is: This is the value for each color (red, green, and blue) used in the monitor internal RGB cuts/gains controls. If the monitor does not have an internal RGB cuts/gains controls, then the color temperature setting will be used instead, and the color temperature that gives us the best result will be used.
:
44-59-50
Color Temperature
What it is: The color temperature is a measure of the color of light. A colder color temperature (7000K) will look bluer and a warmer color temperature (4000K) will look yellower/redder. 6500K is the standard color for PC monitors and also for the sRGB color standard.
When it matters: When you care about color reproduction and accuracy.
Good value: 6500K
Noticeable difference: 400K
:
6422 K
White Balance dE
What it is: Average inaccuracy of shades of gray.
When it matters: Overall color temperature of all videos.
Good value: < 3
Noticeable difference: 1
:
0.61
Color dE
What it is: Average inaccuracy of colors.
When it matters: All colors.
Good value: < 3
Noticeable difference: 1
:
1.00
Gamma
What it is: Brightness of shades of gray.
When it matters: Shadows.
Good value: Between 2.1 and 2.3 (our target is 2.2)
Noticeable difference: 0.1
:
2.18

After calibration, almost all errors are corrected. The white balance and color error are much better, but blues are still a bit inaccurate. Gamma follows the target curve almost perfectly.

You can download our ICC profile calibration here. This is provided for reference only and should not be used, as the calibration values vary per individual unit even for the same model due to manufacturing tolerances.

8.3 SDR Color Gamut
What it is: The palette of colors the monitor can display
When it matters: General content consumption or production
Score components:
LG 24MP59G Color Gamut s.RGB Picture
s.RGB xy
What it is: Coverage of the s.RGB colorspace on CIE 1931 xy.
When it matters: Almost all content. Includes websites, standard windows environment and SDR movies
Good value: > 95%
Noticeable difference: 5%
:
93.3 %
LG 24MP59G Color Gamut ARGB Picture
Adobe RGB xy
What it is: Coverage of the Adobe RGB colorspace on CIE 1931 xy.
When it matters: Professional photography.
Good value: > 90%
Noticeable difference: 5%
:
72.3 %

s.RGB Picture Mode: Custom (calibrated)
Adobe RGB Picture Mode: Photo

Very good color gamut. The sRGB coverage doesn't quite fill out the gamut, and some greens and blues are clipped. Adobe RGB coverage is decent, but not ideal for professional photo or video editing.

8.6 SDR Color Volume
What it is: How much of the SDR color spaces the monitor can reproduce
When it matters: General usage and SDR media creation
Score components:
LG 24MP59G s.RGB Color Volume ITP picture
s.RGB in ICtCp
What it is: How much of the s.RGB colorspace a monitor can display at different luminosity levels
When it matters: Most content, including web, SDR video games, and SDR media creation
:
92.9 %
LG 24MP59G Adobe RGB Color Volume ITP Picture
Adobe RGB in ICtCp
What it is: How much of the Adobe RGB colorspace a monitor can display at different luminosity levels, normalized to the monitor's peak brightness.
When it matters: Professional media creation
:
79.3 %

s.RGB Picture Mode: Custom
Adobe RGB Picture Mode: Photo

Excellent SDR color volume. It is limited by the color gamut and native contrast, and it can't produce deep, dark colors very well.

0 HDR Color Gamut
What it is: The monitor's ability to reproduce HDR color spaces
When it matters: HDR content consumption or media creation
Score components:
Wide Color Gamut
What it is: Whether the monitor can support wider color gamuts
When it matters: HDR content and media creation
:
No
DCI P3 xy
What it is: Coverage of the DCI P3 colorspace on CIE 1931 xy
When it matters: When consuming or producing HDR content.
:
N/A
Rec. 2020 xy
What it is: Coverage of the Rec.2020 colorspace on CIE 1931 xy.
When it matters: When consuming or producing HDR content.
Good value: > 90%
Noticeable difference: 5%
:
N/A

HDR is not supported on this monitor.

0 HDR Color Volume
What it is: How much of the HDR color spaces a monitor can display at different luminosity levels.
When it matters: HDR content consumption and production. Includes streaming services, UHD Blu-rays and HDR games.
Score components:
DCI-P3 in ICtCp
What it is: How much of the DCI-P3 colorspace a monitor can display at different luminosity levels, normalized to the monitor's peak brightness output.
When it matters: HDR content.
Good value: 80%
Noticeable difference: 5%
:
N/A
Rec. 2020 in ICtCp
What it is: How much of the Rec. 2020 colorspace a monitor can display at different luminosity levels, normalized to the monitor's peak brightness output.
When it matters: HDR content.
Good value: 80 %
Noticeable difference: 5 %
:
N/A

HDR is not supported on this monitor.

8.1 Image Retention
What it is: How much a static image is retained on a monitor screen after a certain amount of time.
When it matters: When working or playing video games on your PC monitor.
LG 24MP59G Image Retention Picture
IR after 0 min recovery
What it is: Image retention measured right after the static image exposure, without recovery time.
When it matters: When changing use or right after changing the type of on screen content (i.e. stopping playing video game to watch a movie).
Good value: 0 is perfect.
Noticeable difference: 0.015%
:
0.08 %
IR after 2 min recovery
What it is: Image retention measured after a recovery time of 2 minutes.
When it matters: When changing use or right after changing the type of on screen content (i.e. stopping playing video game to watch a movie).
Good value: 0 is perfect
Noticeable difference: 0.015%
:
0.00 %
IR after 4 min recovery
What it is: Image retention measured after a recovery time of 4 minutes.
When it matters: When changing use or right after changing the type of on screen content (i.e. stopping playing video game to watch a movie).
Good value: 0 is perfect.
Noticeable difference: 0.015%
:
0.00 %
IR after 6 min recovery
What it is: Image retention measured after a recovery time of 6 minutes.
When it matters: When changing use or right after changing the type of on screen content (i.e. stopping playing video game to watch a movie).
Good value: 0 is perfect.
Noticeable difference: 0.015%
:
0.00 %
IR after 8 min recovery
What it is: Image retention measured after a recovery time of 8 minutes.
When it matters: When changing use or right after changing the type of on screen content (i.e. stopping playing video game to watch a movie).
Good value: 0 is perfect.
Noticeable difference: 0.015%
:
0.00 %
IR after 10 min recovery
What it is: Image retention measured after a recovery time of 10 minutes.
When it matters: When changing use or right after changing the type of on screen content (i.e. stopping playing video game to watch a movie).
Good value: 0 is perfect.
Noticeable difference: 0.015%
:
0.00 %

There is very little temporary image retention on the LG 24MP59G-P. Even immediately after showing a high contrast static image for 10 minutes only a faint residual image is visible.

8.5 Gradient
What it is: How finely levels of color can be displayed.
When it matters: Details in shadows, sky and skin tones. Matters more for HDR content.
Score components: Subjectively assigned
LG 24MP59G Gradient Picture
Color Depth
What it is: Number of bits per pixel to represent a specific color. Note: we consider 8-bit with dithering to be equivalent to 10-bit, as long as the 10-bit gradient looks smooth.
When it matters: HDR content like HDR video games or HDR UHD movies. Won't matter for regular Blu-ray movies, SDR video game or desktop environment content displayed from a Windows PC. Those are limited to 8-bit color.
Good value: 10-bit.
Noticeable difference: 1 bit.
:
8 Bit

Great gradient performance on the 24MP59G. There are small vertical bands visible throughout, similar to the ViewSonic XG2402, but this shouldn't be an issue.

10.0 Color Bleed
What it is: How much the color from one area of the screen affects the color in another area of the screen.
When it matters: All usages, but especially media creation.
Score components:
LG 24MP59G Color bleed horizontal
Pixel row error
What it is: The amount of bleed that appears across the screen horizontally.
When it matters: General usage of a PC monitor, can appear when browsing the web or with media creation like graphics.
Good value: <0.2%
Noticeable difference: 0.1%
:
0.007 %
LG 24MP59G Color bleed vertical
Pixel column error
What it is: Amount of color bleeding that appears across the screen vertically.
When it matters: Most uses of a PC monitor. Can appear while browsing the web or when editing images or graphics.
Good value: <0.2%
Noticeable difference: 0.1%
:
0.000 %

Perfect color bleed performance, there is no vertical bleed and the minor horizontal bleed is too small to be noticeable.

8.0 Reflections
What it is: How much light is reflected by the TV.
When it matters: Bright rooms.
Score components: Subjectively assigned
LG 24MP59G Average room LG 24MP59G Average room off picture LG 24MP59G Bright room off picture

Very good reflection handling. Unless you have a large window directly opposite the monitor, there should be no issues.

8.2

Motion

Score components:

The LG 24MP59G-P has great motion handling. It has a good response time, but there is more motion blur than on higher-end gaming monitors. It is completely PWM flicker-free, which is great, and it has an option to introduce flicker to reduce persistence blur, but the low 75 Hz flicker frequency may bother some people. It has a 75 Hz native refresh rate, which doesn't improve performance much over 60 Hz, and may disappoint more serious gamers.

7.8 Motion Blur
What it is: The performance of the pixel response time. Poor response time causes trails to follow moving objects. Response time is one of a few sources of motion blur.
When it matters: When there's fast movement on screen, such as during video games and sports.
Score components:
LG 24MP59G Motion Blur Picture LG 24MP59G Response Time Chart
80% Response Time
What it is: How quickly pixels can reach 80% of a full transition from one color to another.
When it matters: When there's fast movement on screen, such as during video games and sports.
Good value: < 8 ms
Noticeable difference: 4 ms
:
7.7 ms
100% Response Time
What it is: How quickly pixels can fully transition from one color to another.
When it matters: When there's fast movement on screen, such as during video games and sports.
Good value: < 20 ms
Noticeable difference: 10 ms
:
16.8 ms
Best Overdrive Setting
What it is: If the monitor has adjustable pixel overdrive settings, which one produces the best response time with minimal overshoot.
When it matters: When adjusting the monitor's settings to get the least possible motion blur.
:
Middle

Response Time Off
Response Time Low
Response Time Middle
Response Time High

The LG 24MP59G-P has a good response time. The overdrive can be customized by changing the Response Time setting. We recommend using the 'Middle' setting. Higher overdrive settings have significant overshoot, but don't significantly improve the average response time.

9.5 Image Flicker
What it is: Luminosity pattern when displaying images
When it matters: Nearly all the time during PC monitor use, but especially during fast movement such as video games
LG 24MP59G Backlight Picture
Flicker-free : Yes
PWM Dimming Frequency
What it is: Flickering pattern at different luminosities.
When it matters: For people sensitive to flickering.
Good value: N/A or high frequencies (> 300 Hz). Frequencies that are multiples of 60Hz are better.
:
0 Hz
Black Frame Insertion (BFI)
What it is: Option to turn screen black between frames
When it matters: Reduces eye tracking blur in motion
Good value: Yes
:
Yes
LG 24MP59G BFI Picture LG 24MP59G BFI Frequency Picture
BFI Maximum Frequency
What it is: Highest possible frequency of flickering pattern
When it matters: Reduces eye-tracking blur in motion
Good value: Matches the native refresh rate
Noticeable difference: 20 Hz
:
75 Hz
BFI Minimum Frequency
What it is: Lowest possible frequency of flickering pattern
When it matters: Reduces eye-tracking blur in motion
Good value: 60 Hz
Noticeable difference: 20 Hz
:
75 Hz

By default, the LG 24MP59G is completely flicker-free, which is great. Enabling the 1 ms Motion Blur Reduction setting introduces 75 Hz flicker, as long as the refresh rate is set to 75 Hz. This makes motion appear more clear by reducing persistence blur, but the low flicker frequency may bother some people. At 60 Hz, the BFI option is not available.

8.2 Refresh Rate
What it is: How frequently the monitor can refresh and show new frames, and whether it can vary its refresh rate in real time using technologies like G-sync and FreeSync.
When it matters: Mostly for gaming, but does provide a little better motion during normal usage.
Native
What it is: The frequency at which the monitor is capable of displaying images every second
When it matters: General usage, but better results are most important for gaming
Good value: >100 Hz
Noticeable difference: 15 Hz
:
75 Hz
Factory Overclock
What it is: The frequency at which the monitor's can be boosted to using its internal menu.
When it matters: Gaming and other usages where high frame rate content is consumed.
Good value: >100
Noticeable difference: 15
:
N/A
Variable Refresh Rate
What it is: Feature that allows the monitor to synchronize its refresh rate with the input device's output and reduces stuttering and screen tearing.
When it matters: Almost every usage, but is most noticeable in gaming where constant fluctuation in framerate cause distracting artifacts.
:
FreeSync
VRR Maximum
What it is: The maximum frequency covered by the Variable Refresh Rate feature of the monitor.
When it matters: Any time the VRR feature is enabled.
Good value: Matches Refresh rate
Noticeable difference: 10 Hz
:
75 Hz
VRR Minimum
What it is: The lowest frequency covered by the monitor's Variable Refresh Rate feature.
When it matters: When using the VRR feature of the monitor at lower frame rates.
Good value: 30 Hz
:
40 Hz
VRR Maximum With OC
What it is: The maximum frequency covered by the Variable Refresh Rate feature when the monitor's overclocking feature is used.
When it matters: When both the overclocking and VRR features are used.
Good value: Matching the overclocked refresh rate.
Noticeable difference: 10 hz
:
N/A
VRR Supported Connectors : DisplayPort, HDMI

It is limited to a 75 Hz refresh rate which may be disappointing to more serious gamers. It supports AMD FreeSync, but due to the low refresh rate it has a narrow range, and there is no Low Framerate Compensation (LFC).

8.3

Inputs

Score components:

The LG 24MP59G-P has excellent low input lag, even with non-native resolutions. Many people will find the 24" screen too small, and the native 1080p resolution isn't ideal for multitasking and it doesn't provide a very immersive gaming experience. It has a good selection of inputs, so it should work with just about any device, even older computers that lack HDMI or DisplayPort.

9.1 Input Lag
What it is: Delay between input and onscreen reaction.
When it matters: General usage of the mouse and gaming.
Native Resolution
What it is: Lowest input lag possible at the center of the screen, when the monitor is displaying its native resolution at its native refresh rate.
When it matters: General usage and while playing video games.
Good value: < 15 ms
Noticeable difference: 5 ms
:
7.1 ms
Non-Native Resolution
What it is:

Lowest input lag possible at the center of the screen, when the monitor is displaying an alternative resolution at its native refresh rate. The non-native resolution tested depends on the native resolution of the monitor, following this pattern unless otherwise specified in the Input Lag text:

Native Resolution Non-Native Resolution Tested
4k UHD QHD
QHD FHD
FHD 1600x900
3440x1440 2560x1080
2560x1080 1920x1080
When it matters: General usage as well as gaming.
Good value: < 15 ms
Noticeable difference: 5 ms
:
N/A
Native Resolution @ 60 Hz
What it is: Lowest input lag possible at the center of the screen, when the monitor is displaying its native resolution at a refresh rate of 60 Hz.
When it matters: General usage as well as gaming.
Good value: < 15 ms
Noticeable difference: 5 ms
:
8.7 ms
Variable Refresh Rate
What it is: Lowest input lag possible at the center of the screen, when the monitor is using its Variable Refresh Rate feature at its native resolution.
When it matters: General usage as well as gaming.
Good value: < 15 ms
Noticeable difference: 5 ms
:
8.0 ms
HDR
What it is: Lowest input lag possible at the center of the screen, when the monitor is displaying an HDR signal at its native resolution and refresh rate.
When it matters: General usage as well as gaming.
Good value: < 15 ms
Noticeable difference: 5 ms
:
N/A
Black Frame Insertion (BFI)
What it is: Lowest input lag possible at the center of the screen, when BFI is enabled and the monitor is displaying a signal at the highest supported BFI refresh rate.
When it matters: General usage as well as gaming.
Good value: < 15 ms
Noticeable difference: 5 ms
:
15.1 ms

The monitor has excellent low input lag. It also supports FreeSync VRR which also has excellent low input lag.

7.1 Resolution and Size
What it is: The number of pixels the monitor can display, and the surface area of its screen.
When it matters: All usages, but especially for office and media editing.
Score components:
Native Resolution : FHD, 1920 x 1080
Aspect Ratio : 16:9
Megapixels : 2.1 MP
Pixel Density : 92 PPI
Screen Diagonal : 23.8 inches
Screen Area : 242 sq inches

The 24MP59G is a small 24" monitor, with a basic 1080p resolution that may disappoint some people.

Inputs
Total Inputs
DisplayPort : 1 (DP 1.2)
Mini DisplayPort : No
HDMI : 1 (HDMI 1.4)
DVI : No
VGA : 1
DisplayPort Out : No
USB : No
USB C : No
Analog Audio Out 3.5mm : 1
Microphone In 3.5mm : No
Digital Optical Audio Out : No
Analog Audio Out RCA : No

There is a 3.5 mm analog audio out port with adjustable volume, suitable for connecting speakers or headphones. It has DisplayPort, HDMI, and VGA inputs, but no DVI.

Features

The LG 24MP59G-P has a few additional features, but they are relatively basic and don't add much. It does not have built-in speakers, and it does not support HDR. There are a few processing options that can improve gameplay, including the ability to add a cross-hair for games that don't have one.

Additional Features
What it is: Additional features found on the monitor
Score components:
Speakers
What it is: Whether or not the monitor features standalone speakers.
When it matters: When using your computer without headphones or a dedicated pair of speakers.
:
No
HDR10 : No

There are a few additional features on the LG 24MP59G-P, most of which are designed to improve your gaming experience:

  • Black Stabilizer. This feature adjusts the contrast and gamma to make it easier to spot objects hidden in shadows. This can be helpful in FPS games or MOBAs.
  • Super Resolution+. This can help improve image sharpness when sending a non-native resolution. Since this monitor is limited to 1080p, there is not much benefit to this.
  • Cross Hair. You can add a virtual, fixed cross hair on the screen, useful for games that don't have one.
  • Game Presets. There are 3 preset Picture modes for different gaming genres. There is also a fourth mode that can be customized and saved.
  • 1ms Motion Blur Reduction. This activates the monitor's Black Frame Insertion feature. This mode introduces backlight flicker to help reduce persistence blur.

On-Screen Display (OSD)
Controls
LG 24MP59G Controls picture

Similar control scheme to most LGs. There is a single joystick that also acts as a select button. Adjusting settings with this is very easy.

In The Box
LG 24MP59G In The Box picture

  • Quick start guide
  • Driver CD
  • Power adapter
  • HDMI cable
  • Cable management clip

Differences between Sizes and Variants

We tested the 24" LG 24MP59G-P. It is also available in 27" (27MP59G-P), but we don't know if they perform the same.

If someone comes across a different type of panel or if their LG 24MP59G-P doesn't correspond to our review, let us know and we will update the review. Note that some tests such as the gray uniformity may vary between individual units.

Model Size Resolution Refresh Rate Notes
24MP59G-P 24" 1080p 75 Hz FreeSync
27MP59G-P 27" 1080p 75 Hz FreeSync
29UM69G-B 29" 2560x1080 75 Hz FreeSync

The 24MP59G we reviewed was manufactured in July 2018.

Compared to other Monitors

LG 24MP59G Group Shot Picture
Left: Samsung CF398. Middle: LG 24MP59G-P. Right: ViewSonic XG2402.
Unlike our other photographs, this picture wasn't taken under a controlled environment, so do not draw conclusions from it.

The LG 24MP59G-P is a decent 1080p budget gaming monitor. It faces strong competition in its price range, and you can get much better monitors for only a bit more. See our recommendations for the best 1080p monitors and the best gaming monitors.

ASUS VG245H

The ASUS VG245H is slightly better than the LG 24MP59G, unless wide viewing angles are important to you. The ASUS VG245H has a TN panel, and it has an outstanding fast response time, so motion looks very clear with little motion blur. The ASUS also has an outstanding stand with excellent ergonomics, so it is much easier to place it in an ideal viewing position. The LG 24MP59G has an IPS panel, so it has much wider viewing angles, great for sharing your screen with other people.

Dell P2417H

The Dell P2417H is much better than the LG 24MP59G, mainly due to the much better stand. Overall, both monitors deliver similar performance. The LG 24MP59G has a better 75 Hz refresh rate, and FreeSync VRR support. The LG also has an optional Black Frame Insertion feature that can help reduce persistence blur. The Dell is much more versatile, thanks to the excellent stand that has great ergonomics, so it is easier to place in an ideal viewing position.

LG 29UM69G-B

The LG 24MP59G-P and LG 29UM69G-B are nearly identical, the 29UM69G is simply a wider version of the 24MP59G. Both monitors have a 75 Hz refresh rate with FreeSync support. The 29UM69G has a faster response time, so fast motion looks better with less motion blur, and the wider screen is slightly better for multitasking.

Acer G257HU

The LG 24MP59G is slightly better than the Acer G257HU. Both monitors have an IPS panel with wide viewing angles. The Acer G257HU has a simple 60 Hz refresh rate and no VRR support, whereas the LG 24MP59G has a better 75 Hz refresh rate, and supports FreeSync VRR. The Acer has a slightly larger, 25" screen, and a much better 1440p resolution, better for multitasking or for a more immersive gaming or multimedia experience.

Conclusion
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6.9Mixed Usage
Score components:
  • 30% Office
  • 30% Multimedia
  • 25% Gaming
  • 10% Media Creation
  • 5% HDR Gaming
The LG 24MP59G-P is a decent monitor overall. It is best suited as a budget gaming monitor, with a good response time, low input lag, and FreeSync support. Office users will likely find the resolution insufficient for multitasking, and the fixed stand makes it hard to place in an ideal viewing position. It does not support HDR, and dark room performance isn't ideal.
Decent monitor for office use. It has a fixed stand that can only tilt, so it may be difficult to place in an ideal position. It is limited by the 24" size and 1080p resolution, which isn't ideal for multitasking or full-time work. It has great reflection handling, and can get bright enough for most rooms. Like most IPS monitors, it has wide viewing angles, great for sharing your work with a nearby coworker.
This is a decent monitor for gaming. It has a fast response time, but there is more motion blur than more expensive models. It has excellent low input lag, and it supports AMD FreeSync, great for Xbox One owners. Unfortunately, it is limited to a 1080p resolution which isn't as immersive as newer 4k or 1440p monitors.
Decent monitor for multimedia. It has great wide viewing angles, good for sharing the latest trends with some friends, but the small 24" screen and 1080p resolution is limiting. It also doesn't look as good in a dark room due to the mediocre contrast ratio and poor black uniformity.
This is an okay monitor for media creation. Unfortunately, it isn't ideal for working on large projects due to the 1080p resolution and 24" screen. It has a very good color gamut, but the Adobe RGB coverage isn't ideal for professionals doing photo or video editing.
The 24MP59G does not support HDR. For a good HDR monitor, check out the Samsung CHG70.

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